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‘Beautiful’ teenager Lesley-Ann McCarragher passes away in hospital after Armagh hit-and run

Lesley-Ann McCarragher

A teenage girl injured in a hit-and-run in Armagh yesterday has passed away in hospital overnight.

The school where she was a past pupil and Head Girl broke the news on social media this morning.

The City of Armagh High School released a statement via Facebook, which said: “The school mourns the passing of past pupil and Head Girl Lesley-Ann McCarragher who passed away early this morning.

“So many people from the school have fond memories of Lesley-Ann and we would like to send our condolences to her family and many friends at this time.”

People have been paying their respects with person saying what “a beautiful, intelligent girl” Lesley-Ann was.

Another simply said a “tragic waste of a young life”.

Lesley-Ann was struck by a vehicle on the hard shoulder of the Monaghan Road in Armagh as she was jogging around 12.25pm.

Lesley-Ann McCarragher

Lesley-Ann McCarragher

Police are continuing to hunt for the driver of a white Saab car, who they believe can help with their inquiries.

The appeal is being widely shared via social media, with many of the view that an arrest should follow shortly.

The person responsible is also expected to be displaying out of character behaviour.

Our thoughts are with Lesley-Ann’s friends and family at this sad, sad time.

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